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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old was Sir Robert when he wrote the letter to Baron Arnheim?
(a) 22.
(b) 19.
(c) 36.
(d) 32.

2. After Mrs. Cheveley leaves the party at the Chiltern's, what does Mabel tell Goring they cannot talk about?
(a) Her dinner date with Tommy.
(b) Marriage.
(c) Politics, money, and Mrs. Cheveley.
(d) The Royal Academy, Mrs. Cheveley, and novels in Scotch dialect.

3. Why does Sir Robert think it would be useless for Goring to talk to Lady Chiltern about life?
(a) She's not smart enough to understand.
(b) Nothing could make her change her views.
(c) She already knows everything there is to know.
(d) She won't believe Goring.

4. According to Goring, what can't women discover?
(a) The truth about marriage.
(b) What men do when women aren't present.
(c) The obvious.
(d) The truth about men.

5. During Act 1, Part 2, what does Mrs. Cheveley say we all must do sooner or later?
(a) Marry.
(b) Get older.
(c) Die.
(d) Pay for what we do.

6. What reason does Lord Caversham give for never going anywhere?
(a) He is disabled.
(b) His wife won't let him.
(c) No one invites him anywhere.
(d) He is sick of London society.

7. What reason does Sir Robert give Goring for being unable to tell his wife about being blackmailed?
(a) She'll die of heartbreak.
(b) She'll tell the police.
(c) He would have lost her love.
(d) She won't believe him.

8. In what season does Mrs. Cheveley say people are either hunting for husbands or hiding from them?
(a) Spring.
(b) The holiday season.
(c) The London season.
(d) Winter.

9. How well did Goring know Mrs. Cheveley in the past?
(a) They were acquaintances.
(b) They didn't know each other at all.
(c) He was once engaged to her for three days.
(d) They grew up together.

10. In Act 1, Part 2, what does Mrs. Cheveley say everyone has?
(a) A weakness.
(b) Power.
(c) A dark side.
(d) A price.

11. What does Sir Robert say this century worships?
(a) Social standing.
(b) An unfair God.
(c) Wealth.
(d) Power.

12. Why does Mrs. Cheveley say science cannot grapple with the problem of women?
(a) Science is a man's field.
(b) Only God can explain women.
(c) Science can never grapple with the irrational.
(d) Women are too complicated.

13. Who does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert advised her to invest in the Argentine Canal Company?
(a) Lady Chiltern.
(b) Baron Arnheim.
(c) Goring.
(d) Her father.

14. At the Chiltern's dinner party, what does Mrs. Cheveley say cannot explain women?
(a) Religion.
(b) Men.
(c) Other women.
(d) Psychology.

15. What does Sir Robert offer Mrs. Cheveley in Act 1, Part 2?
(a) A high position in London society.
(b) A brooch.
(c) Any sum of money she wants.
(d) A good word to Goring.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who puts the lights out at the end of Act 1?

2. Where does Mrs. Cheveley say she got the letter containing the secret about Sir Robert?

3. From what meeting does Lady Chiltern return from in Act 2, Part 1?

4. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say taught her to play fairly when one has the winning cards?

5. What does Mrs. Cheveley consider fame on the continent for Sir Robert in Act 1, Part 1?

(see the answer keys)

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